Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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A leather binding that has had one or both joints repaired or replaced. Replacement joints are the length of the book and about 34 inch wide, the exact width being determined by the size of the book and the distance the strips are to extend underneath the spine and sides. The strips, which are pared moderately thin, have a long feathered bevel on all sides. While paring does weaken the leather, if it is too thick along the line of the joint, it will tend to lever itself off the spine each time the cover is opened. (69 , 236 )

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